Have you ever heard the phrase, "Never let a good crisis go to waste"? Those are the words of Barack Obama's former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. And they describe how President Obama's administration is exploiting a terrible tragedy to pursue the political agenda they’ve been after for years – eliminating your constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is committed to stopping this attack on our freedom. Together, you and I can get it done. But we don’t have much time. I need you to support the NRA-ILA’s effort to fight back today before it’s too late. President Obama and his point man on this issue, Vice-President Joe Biden, will use every resource at their disposal to push their anti-freedom agenda through Congress. Even worse, their proposals are not a serious attempt to reduce crime or mass violence in this country. As Biden himself said in a recent interview, “nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting.” Don’t just take my word for it –read it the highlights the memo prepared by Obama’s Department of Justice: “Universal Background Checks”: The memo says that the effectiveness of so-called "universal" background checks "depends on … requiring gun registration." “Assault Weapons”: The memo says that "… an assault weapons ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence”, unless “coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions." Make no mistake. The term “gun buyback” is meaningless, as the government can’t “buy back” something it never owned in the first place. What the Obama Justice Department is talking about in this memo is the mandatory government confiscation of lawful firearms. You and I both know that sweeping new restrictions on the rights of honest citizens will not make America safer, as criminals will continue to break the law with impunity. But if Obama and Biden are successful, millions of law abiding Americans will no longer have an effective means to defending themselves and their families. My friend, the only way to stop this from happening is to support the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. The NRA-ILA defends your right to keep and bear arms in Congress, the state capitols, and the courts every day. But we can’t do it without your help. So if you can, please sign this petition today. The future of the Second Amendment depends on it.